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Naps: Endangered species in modern life?

TheStar.com - The modern world killed off the nap

What a bouquet of coincidence.

My Make column on napping is overdue, and yet right before dashing off to steal a rejuvenating 20-minute nap, I take a spin past del.icio.us/popular to find this little gem:

A good nap is one of life's great pleasures, and the ability to nap is the sign of a well-balanced life. When we nap we snatch back control of our day from a mechanized, clock-driven society. We set aside the urgency imposed on us by the external world and get in touch with an internal rhythm that is millions of years old.

A nap distils the sweetness of a whole night's sleep down to a few minutes. Ideally, it starts on a soft bed, in a dark room, with a warm blanket. At first your mind lingers on what you've done that day, and what you still need to do. Then your thoughts start to unravel a little, become less coherent, more dreamlike. You feel your breathing deepen, your body relax. You lose yourself; you're asleep. After a few minutes you gradually become aware again of the bed, the room. You open your eyes, gather your thoughts, throw off the blankets. You're a new person.

So nicely put. And, with that, Pzizz and I will say night night for now.

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"Not to be a fan-girl",...

"Not to be a fan-girl", but Twit.tv has a discount code on PZIZZ. Maybe it can help you and the show so Merlin can increase his 'rat-hole' during MacBreak Weekly (they're hilarious).

Since hearing Merlin serve the MBW gang I found this is exactly what I need now that the clocks have been turned back. Today I woke up at 3am est, did some work and pzizzed by 8am!

I try to nap daily or if I have a bad night sleeping pzizz first thing in the morning to remove the sluggishness before ruining the day. Now back to my Apple Reformat Projects Next Action.

"bong, bong, bong...Merlin wake-up time for All Things Considered....." hilarious.




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